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Benjamin William “Ben” Bova (born November 8, ) is an American writer. He is the author Ben Bova. Ben Bova in . Orion and King Arthur. Tor Tom. Orion is a time travel science fiction novel by Ben Bova. The idea is so neat, that this easily could have been one of my all time favourites. I. Ingram The exciting beginning of Bova’s popular “Orion” saga, this is the story of John O’Ryan, a man who awakens one day to discover that he is the leader of a.

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Orion Among the Stars

He is the author of more than [1] works of science fact and fiction, he is six-time winner of the Hugo Awardkrion former editor of Analog Magazinea former editorial director of Omni ; he was also president of both the Oion Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America.

He lives in Florida. Ben Bova was born on November 8, in Philadelphia. Inwhile attending Temple University in Philadelphia, he married Rosa Cucinotta; they had a son and a daughter.

Orion Series by Ben Bova

bovw The couple divorced in In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose. In Marchhe announced on his website that he had remarried.


Bova was an avid fencer in his younger days and organized Avco Everett’s fencing club. Bova is an atheist and is critical of what he sees as the unquestioning nature of religion.

Bova went back to school in the s, earning a Master of Arts degree bovaa communications in from the State University of New York at Albany oion a Doctor of Education degree from California Coast University in Bova worked as a technical writer for Project Vanguard in the s and later for the Avco Everett Research Laboratory [9] in the s.

At Avco Everett he met Arthur R. Kantrowitz later of the Foresight Institute.

Campbell ‘s death in Bova served as the science advisor for the television series The Starlost [10] and left in disgust after the airing of the first episode His novel The Starcrossedoruon based on his experiences, featured a thinly veiled characterization of his friend oroon colleague Harlan Ellison. Bova dedicated the novel to “Cordwainer Bird”, the pen name Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film project.

Inhe wrote the screenplay for an episode of the children’s science-fiction television series Land of the Losttitled “The Search”. After leaving Analog inBova went on to edit Omnifrom to He appeared as the Guest of Honor at the Florida convention Necronomicon in and Also in he provided consulting services to Silver Pictures on the film adaptation of Richard K.


Morgan ‘s hardboiled cyberpunk science-fiction novel Altered Carbon He was awarded the Robert A. Heinlein Oriob in for his work in science fiction.

As of February [update]Bova has written over books, [12] non-fiction as well as science fiction, drawing on his experiences to create fact and fiction writings rich with references to artificial heartsartists, environmentalism, fencing and martial artslasersnanotechnologyphotography, and spaceflight.

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